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Stories from Thursday, October 25, 2007

Day geared to family time, Halloween fun (10/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Those who love to dress up for Halloween -- or put their children and pets in costumes for the holiday -- will get an extra opportunity to show off their outfits this weekend. The second annual Halloween Family Fun Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Malone Park in downtown Sikeston. It will feature concessions, games, costume contests, story time, hay rides and more...
Paranormal films chosen for festival (10/25/07)
FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- A former Sikeston, Mo., resident recently learned two of her films are official selections at a national film festival. "The Other Side: Giving Up the Ghost" and "American Ghost Watchers," are the first feature-length works produced by Exspiro Productions, created in 2006 by Tonya Keyser, a former Sikeston resident, and her husband, Andrew...
Charleston man sentenced to 108 months in prison (10/25/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Mississippi County man was sentenced on felony drug charges Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Christopher Booker, 34, of Charleston, was sentenced to 108 months on one felony count of distribution of five grams or more or cocaine base and to one felony count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base...
Globe trotting (10/25/07)
Justin Mattison, a Morehouse Elementary School fourth grade student, and Captain "Magic" Valentino Willis do basketball tricks Wednesday. Willis was helping the school to celebrate "Red Ribbon" Week.
Champions (10/25/07)
The Sikeston eighth grade girls basketball team displays their trophy after winning the Dexter Tournament Tuesday night. Sikeston defeated the Dexter seventh grade team 39-37 to win the tournament.
SHS looks to improve 'D' (10/25/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog football team travels to Poplar Bluff on Friday night, where they will take on the Mules that come in as the district- favorite with a record of 4-4. "Poplar Bluff has gotten a lot stronger in one year," Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs said. "If you look at their lineup, they've got a pretty good mix of juniors and seniors. I expect a physical game."...
Myrtle Anthony (10/25/07)
DEXTER - Myrtle Glendle Anthony, 92, died Oct. 23, 2007, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. Born April 22, 1915, daughter of the late Frank and Grace Crump Crain, she was a homemaker. On Jan. 21, 1936, at Dexter, she married Rex Leon Anthony who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2002...
Jimmie Matthews (10/25/07)
DEXTER -- Jimmie Dale Matthews, 71, died Oct. 24, 2007, at the Festus Manor in Festus. Born Jan. 5, 1936, at Acorn Ridge, to the late Sam and Vealer McBroom Matthews, he was a retired supervisor with the Missouri Department of Transportation, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge No. 532...
Alma Williams (10/25/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alma Doris Williams, 87, died at 5:30 a.m. Oct. 23, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 7, 1920, in Mississippi County, to the late Roy and Ruth Clift Edwards, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County where she was employed by Prairie Manufacturing for 20 years and Lawson and Lawson Towing for 10 years. ...
Bennie Redman (10/25/07)
LILBOURN - Bennie Lee Taylor Redman, 65, died Oct. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 4, 1941, in Avalon, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mattie Anthony Taylor. Four brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death...
Gregory Branum (10/25/07)
COLUMBIA -- Gregory Clay Branum, 52, formerly of Sikeston and Cape Girardeau, died Oct. 23, 2007, near East Prairie. Born Dec. 16, 1954, in Sikeston, to Emma Jean Branum Van Duson who survives of Sikeston and the late Bill Branum, he graduated from Sikeston High School in 1973. ...
Bea Parkman (10/25/07)
MALDEN -- Bea Parkman, 80, formerly of Parma, died Oct. 22, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 26, 1927, in Cardwell, daughter of the late Ernest Taylor and Catherine Clyde Lamb Campbell, she had lived in Parma and been a resident of Malden for the past 20 years. She had worked as a carpenter with Continental Homes until her retirement. She was of the Baptist belief and a member of the Eastern Star...
Leon Culp (10/25/07)
SIKESTON - Leon Robinson Culp, 83, died Oct. 21, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 5, 1923, in Leachville, Ark., he was the son of the late William and Mattie Culp. A member of the River of Life Worship Center, he had been employed by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety before retiring in 1988, having served the citizens of Sikeston for more than 27 years. Over those years, he served in every capacity from dispatcher to chief of police...
Looking Back 10/25 (10/25/07)
SIKESTON - E.C. Robinson Lumber Co. takes pleasure in announcing Felix O. Byrd as new manager of the Sikeston Yard. --- SIKESTON - The Jarvis Motor Co. and Equipment Co. Inc., Highway 61 North, today announced the securing of the Pontiac franchise. Parts man Charley Johnson and bookkeeper Miss Cloyce Gimlin will be associated with the new firm...
Deserving workers need appreciation (10/25/07)
As I was headed to the office this morning - fighting the cold rain, the blustery winds and the 45 degree temperatures in the darkness - I passed two workers riding on the back of one of the Sonny's Solid Waste trucks, picking up our trash. None among us would trade our jobs for theirs...
SpeakOut 10/25 (10/25/07)
I'm the person that called in about Wendell Apartments, the way the shrubs were being neglected. Well, they've done a beautiful job. It's so clean and nice. I don't know who did it, but they deserve a pat on the back. Some people put things in this column about Bush and I think Bush is one of the nicest presidents we've ever had. ...